A US Senate report said the attacks that killed four Americans in
Libya in 2012 could have been prevented. The report came...
The World Economic Forum (WEF) said the growing gap
between the rich and the poor is the biggest global risk
this year. In...
Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are often hailed
“modern day heroes” for propping up the Philippine
economy with remittan...
The United Nations’ child rights watchdog in Geneva grilled the
Vatican to flesh out its commitment to stop child sex abus...
The Philippines’ National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said
the “cash for cybersex” scheme has become a “cottage
industry...
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  • 1. A US Senate report said the attacks that killed four Americans in Libya in 2012 could have been prevented. The report came after Senate Intelligence Committee investigators conducted hearings on the September 2012 attack that targeted the US diplomatic facility and the nearby CIA annex in Benghazi. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others were killed in the attack. The report said the State Department failed to follow warnings to boost security, despite the deteriorating security environment in Libya. In a statement, the panel said, “The committee found the attacks were preventable based on extensive intelligence reporting on the terrorist activity in Libya… and given the known security shortfalls at the US mission.”
  • 2. The World Economic Forum (WEF) said the growing gap between the rich and the poor is the biggest global risk this year. In its annual Global Risks survey, the institution said, “The chronic gap between the incomes of the richest and poorest citizens is seen as the risk that is most likely to cause serious damage globally in the coming decade.” After income gap, the next most likely risk was extreme weather, followed by unemployment and underemployment, climate change, and cyberattacks. The WEF added that survey respondents were highly concerned about the possibility of more fiscal crises, in the wake of the eurozone debt crisis.
  • 3. Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are often hailed “modern day heroes” for propping up the Philippine economy with remittances, but not everyone returns home a success story. Former OFWs Eugene Asio and Arthur Villeta now spend their days collecting bottles for money and waiting in line at soup kitchens for daily meals. The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration has reintegration programs available for repatriated OFWs, but neither benefited from these programs. Asio added, “These agencies call us heroes when we’re abroad... Now that we’re no longer useful, they don’t care about us anymore.”
  • 4. The United Nations’ child rights watchdog in Geneva grilled the Vatican to flesh out its commitment to stop child sex abuse by priests. Pope Francis promised zero tolerance of abuse, but members of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child said the Vatican has not established mechanisms to investigate and prosecute priests accused of sex crimes. Past cases were often covered up by superiors, who transferred offenders to new parishes instead of turning them over to police. The Holy See's is legally responsible only for implementing the UN Convention on children's rights within the Vatican City. The Vatican said it continues to receive around 600 claims against abusive priests every year. Pope Francis alluded to the abuse revelations in a homily on Thursday, calling them "the shame of the Church."
  • 5. The Philippines’ National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said the “cash for cybersex” scheme has become a “cottage industry,” where syndicates move operations to different homes to create cybersex dens. NBI AntiHuman Trafficking Division chief Dante Bonoan said these dens are usually located in poor areas. In most cases, parents or older family members are involved in the prostitution of a minor. The NBI said this setup makes it difficult to identify abusers, with children often afraid to speak out against their own families. In 2012, an NBI entrapment operation led to the capture of a couple allegedly running a local child sex abuse ring in Cordova City, Cebu.
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